The King 15 years old

The King is the story of Graham Kennedy, Australia's first and greatest home grown TV superstar. It traces his rise from working class Balaclava kid, through radio, TV, film, and back to TV again. It also tracks Kennedy's personal tragedies - the loneliness, the unrealised ambitions and the terrible pressures of being Australia's first homegrown superstar in the 1950s and 60s.


The King Cast

Name Character
Kodi Smit-McPhee He was 10, now 26 years old as Young John Wesley
Stephen Curry He was 19, now 34 years old as Graham Kennedy
Bernard Curry He was 33, now 48 years old as John Wesley
Monica Maughan She was 73, 76 years old when she died as Nana Scott
Garry McDonald He was 58, now 73 years old as Nicky Whitta
Steve Bisley He was 55, now 70 years old as Harry M. Miller
Roz Hammond as Kathleen Whitta
Louis Corbett He was 12, now 27 years old as Young Graham Kennedy
Shaun Micallef He was 44, now 60 years old as Colin Bednall
Donal Forde as Geoff "Corkie" Corke
Stephen Hall He was 38, now 53 years old as Bert Newton
Bert Newton He was 68, now 84 years old as Himself (archive footage)
Jane Allsop She was 31, now 47 years old as Noeline Brown
Angus Sampson He was 28, now 43 years old as Ugly Dave Gray
Graham Kennedy He was 73, 71 years old when he died as Himself (archive footage)
Nick Farnell as Norm Spencer
Leo Taylor as Sir Frank Packer
Todd MacDonald He was 34, now 49 years old as Richard Croft
Beth Buchanan She was 35, now 50 years old as Val Wesley
Beau Brady He was 25, now 40 years old as Tim
Virginia Bowers as Clara

The King Crew

Name Department
Paddy Reardon as Production Design. Art
Adele Flere as Art Direction. Art
Leilani Hannah as Cinematography. Crew
Jaime Browne as Screenplay. Writing
Kris Mrksa as Screenplay. Writing
Elisa Argenzio as Line Producer. Production
Mark Fennessy as Executive Producer. Production
Bryony Marks as Music. Sound
Geoff Hitchins as Editor. Editing
Nathan Lloyd as Casting. Production
Sandi Cichello as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Andrew Marshall as Unit Production Manager. He was 85 (97) years old when He died Production
Anna Molyneaux as Production Manager. Production
Ann Robinson as Casting. She was 77 (now 93) years old Production
Matthew Saville as Director. Directing
Jason Stephens as Executive Producer. Production
Jason Stephens as Producer. Production
The King poster
The King (15 years)

  • Release day: Sunday, May 20, 2007
  • Runtime: 100 minutes